Nov 4, 2010 11:34 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Babies may have an increased risk for a dangerous peanut allergy if their moms eat peanuts during pregnancy.
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine found that the problem was only present in babies who had food allergies anyway and did not cause the allergy.
In babies with allergies, the most severe reactions were noted in babies whose moms ate the most peanuts during their third trimester.
Researchers say more studies need to be performed, and there is not enough information to recommend that expectant mothers stop eating peanuts.
Results of the the study were published in the November issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
If you suspect that your baby may suffer from food allergies, contact Colorado Springs Allergy and Asthma Clinic for testing.